Table of contents for Designing the molecular world : chemistry at the frontier / Philip Ball.


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Acknowledgements
Introducton: Engineering the Elements3
Ch. 1How It All Fits Together: The architecture of molecules13
Ch. 2Bringing Down the Barriers: Getting chemical reactions to go54
Ch. 3Caught in the Act: Watching atoms dance83
Ch. 4Impossible Order: When atoms meet geometry111
Ch. 5Perfect Hosts and Welcome Guests: Molecules that recognize each other and build themselves145
Ch. 6Metals from Molecules: Electronics goes organic186
Ch. 7A Soft and Sticky World: The self-organizing magic of colloid chemistry216
Ch. 8Chemical Beginnings: How chemistry came to life259
Ch. 9Far from Stable: Fractals, chaos, and complexity in chemistry290
Ch. 10Transforming the Globe: The crises of atmospheric chemistry323
Bibliography351
Index365


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Chemistry